RUN FOR THE DEAF – MARATHON TOUR

From 28 September 2017 to 10 October 2017 a group of 19 runners from the Western Cape in South Africa will be touring Denmark and Sweden. These dedicated athletes will take part in the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon in Odense and the Skogsmaran in Gothenburg, Sweden.The main focus of the group during this tour is to raise funds for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities at the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) in Worcester.

Their beneficiaries include persons with hearing impairment as well as physical, mental or visual disabilities. Services offered by NID are: Private post-school training to Deaf youth through programs aimed at career paths & employability which is demonstrated in our Business Training units. Care provided to multi-disabled adults and elderly Deaf. Integrated Support Services offering support services on campus as well as the broader Deaf community through a systemic, holistic approach that focuses on removing barriers to access and participation as well as supporting sustainable integration into community life.

The athletes have been training hard for months to be fit and ready for the marathons. This is the 5th time that they take part in marathons in Europe to raise funds and awareness for the advantage of these people who are in desperate need of support.

We herewith invite and request you to support this initiative of raising funds by asking you to donate an amount towards this worthy cause.  In doing so, you will directly contribute to the care of these vulnerable people.

This can be done in different ways by using this link provided for a safe donation from anywhere in the world: https://www.givengain.com/cause/1144/campaigns/17741/

OR alternatively by internet banking with the following details:

Account Name:     National Institute for the Deaf

Account Number: 9118452209

Bank:                      ABSA Bank

Swift Code:            ABSAZAJJ     OR      Branch Code:  632 005

Reference:             MT (Name and Surname or Company name)

NID SIGN SUPERSTARS

Entries for NID Sign Superstars 2018 are now open!

NID’s department for Integrated Support Services (ISS) launched this exciting, nationwide competition in September 2016 and the 2017 event was a huge success. The aim of the competition is to promote South African Sign Language – to show its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty.

If you have a passion for South African Sign Language (SASL) and performance art, this competition is for you. With NID Sign Superstars, we try to find the country’s top signer (SASL).The winner will once again walk away with R 15 000! Entries open until 10 January 2018.

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @nidsignsuperstars

telephone 023 342 5555

mail nid.signsuperstars@gmail.com

 

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